Central Leader : March 16th 2011
15 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 16, 2011 NEWS Servicing your everyday needs. 24th February and 20th March THE ULTIMATE KIWI BACH WEEKEND Y RS R I L Y ALL Promotion period commences 9.00am Thursday 24 February and entries close 5.30pm Sunday 20 March 2011. Prize drawn Monday 21 March 2011. Retailers not included in the promotion are Lollipops Educare, ASB Bank, ANZ Bank, AMI Insurance, AA Insurance, State Insurance, KIPT Gift Cards, Ticketek and Promotional Leasing retailers. Terms and conditions apply which can be found on the back of the entry form and customer service desk. 3540708AD 3155444AA All work W.O.F Certificate Specialist Service Includes: • Headlight Polishing • Protective Headlight Film • Water Spot Removal • Flat Glass Wing Mirrors • Glass Cleaning & Polishing Products • Emergency After Hours Glazing • MOBILE REPAIR & REPLACEMENT SERVICE OPEN HOURS: MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM • SATURDAY 8AM - 12PM UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Penrose Workshop Cnr Maurice Rd & Church St, Penrose, Auckland Telephone: 09 636 0360 Mob: 027 476 7135 Freephone: 0800 10 35 35 Website: www.novus.co.nz Hard work pays big dividends Top marks: Jordan Zi, left, also received a national premier award for his 2010 level three NCEA examinations. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By KELSEY FLETCHER ' Ihadtoget into the habit of studying when I was young. My parents always encouraged me to gooutbutI preferred to read my textbooks. ' Jordan Zi, premier award winner Aiming high: William Quach, far left, received one of nine national premier awards for his 2010 level three NCEA results. Two outstanding stu- dents from Mt Roskill Grammar School have been recognised for their efforts in last year s NCEA exams. Jordan Zi, 18, and Wil- liam Quach, 17, both spent their final high school year with their noses buried in books, but their hard work has more than paid off. Both received premier awards with monetary prizes of $10,000 a year for up to three years of tertiary study. Mr Zi received an out- standing scholarship in English, geography, his- tory, and classical studies. His mark in scholarship history was the best in the country. Mr Quach received an outstanding scholarship in chemistry, statistics and modelling and technology. He also re- ceived a schol- arship in phy- sics, mathe- matics with calculus, accounting and geogra- phy. Mr Zi says he achieved his grades through hard work and study. I had to get into the habit of studying when I was young. My parents always encouraged me to go out but I preferred to read my textbooks. Mr Zi was named the school s dux for 2010 and awarded the Lacy Cup for Senior Literature for his top English essays. He also received the Hay Trophy for Arts for coming top in classical studies, geography, his- tory and French and also came first in the region- al Alliance Francaise French speaking compe- tition. Nowheisonhisway to a double major in law and arts with the goal of engrossing himself in campus life at Auckland University. Iwanttobeapartof the university social life -- maybe join the clubs and get involved with other students, he says. Mr Zi says if there was something he could say to other people starting high school who want to follow in his steps it would be to play to their strengths. Choose the subjects that you were good at in your pre- NZQA years and orientate your study around that. Then once you get to NCEA and scholar- ship don t laze back. Mr Quach is studying en- gineering at Auckland University, taking the accelerated pathway which allows him to go straight into choosing his electrical and electronic specialis- ation. He says the premier award will help him out in his studies because it means his engineering course fees, which total about $8800 a year, will be covered. I won t need to worry about money matters that much while study- ing, he says.
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